Adjective "gin" definition and examples

(Gin may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/dʒɪn/

Definitions and examples

noun

A clear alcoholic spirit distilled from grain or malt and flavoured with juniper berries.
  1. 'Staff gave her a choice of gin, vodka or whisky, before she was given two cupfuls to drink immediately.'
  2. 'France had higher tax rates for spirits which were based on grain, such as whisky, rum, gin, and vodka, than those which were based on wine or fruit, such as cognac, Calvados, and Armagnac.'
  3. 'I can clearly see the market opening beyond cognac and scotch whisky, possibly to vodka and gin.'
  4. 'Use vodka, gin, or any pure alcohol to erase lipstick stains from your collar, or to clean paint or ink stains from your carpet.'
  5. 'They could choose from vodka, gin, rum, bourbon, scotch or tequila.'
  6. 'Yet this can only have been a very small part of the million of gallons of brandy, gin and rum that were consumed through this period.'
  7. 'Favor clear spirits like vodka and gin over darker-colored alcohols like whiskey, brandy or red wine.'
  8. 'Basic service will include house wines, vodka, whiskey, gin and rum, premium service will offer single-malts, premium wines and brandy.'
  9. 'Two bars offer brisk service, and the bartenders will occasionally let you order up to four tiny drinks at a time, with rum, gin, vodka and rye on the menu.'
  10. 'In those early days cocktails were mainly made with gin, whisky, rum and vodka.'
A form of the card game rummy in which a player holding cards totalling ten or less may terminate play.
  1. 'We sat around for a long time playing gin rummy in the hay, when we heard what sounded like a pig's squeal.'
  2. 'As a sideline he was a classical violinist, a master bridge player and a demon at gin rummy, but golf was where he got his kicks.'

noun

An Aboriginal woman.

    More definitions

    1. an alcoholic liquor obtained by distilling grain mash with juniper berries.

    2. an alcoholic liquor similar to this, made by redistilling spirits with flavoring agents, especially juniper berries, orange peel, angelica root, etc.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "shovels can be gin."

    Origin

    (gin)From Dharuk diyin ‘woman, wife’.